Today is a day that republicans in America have been waiting patiently for. Not only is it President Trump’s birthday, but the Investigator General just delivered an incredible gift to the populist President in the form of a report on FBI malfeasance.
For weeks we’ve been discussing just how failure-prone the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been over the course of the last few years. Disgraced former head of the agency, James Comey, has been at the crux of this angry tilt for some time, given that he wholly allowed Hillary Clinton to skate after illegally installing a private email server in the State Department…an act that is undeniably considered a breach of national security.
Even after seeing evidence that Hillary’s server was indeed infiltrated by foreign agents, Comey let the former First Lady off the hook, inexplicably, drawing the ire of the President and republicans everywhere.
Now, after the IG has revealed his findings on Comey’s obsolescence, a new phrase has entered the word cloud surrounding the coming wrath that Jimmy could face: Insubordination.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday released his long-awaited report detailing his review of the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential election, finding then-FBI Director James Comey to be “insubordinate” with his public statements on the investigation.
For more than a year, Horowitz has been reviewing the agencies’ actions related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Horowitz’s investigation looked at a variety of allegations, including whether it was improper for Comey to make a public announcement about not recommending prosecution over the Clinton email arrangement.
“We found that it was extraordinary and insubordinate for Comey to conceal his intentions from his superiors, the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, for the admitted purpose of preventing them from telling him not to make the statement, and to instruct his subordinates in the FBI to do the same,” Horowitz’s report says.
Newly discovered texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page also play a key role in the findings.
“In particular, we were concerned about text messages exchanged by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Special Counsel to the Deputy Director, that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations,” the report says.
For months, the GOP has been attempting to shine a light on the collusion and corruption of the FBI’s handling of the Clinton case, obviously implying that the agency had a clearly liberal agenda under the guidance of James Comey – something that Horowitz’s report has seemingly confirmed.
In other words; there is still a whole lot of swamp left to be drained.